Barry Adamson

Barry Adamson ( born June 11, 1958 in Moss Side, Manchester ) is a British musician.


Adamson grew up in Manchester and began to inspire music at a young age. His first song BrainPain he wrote at the age of 10 years. After school, he initially began as a graphic designer, but slid into the incipient punk scene. With the ex - Buzzcocks singer Howard Devoto he founded magazines. He played bass guitar and remained there until the last member of the band. He also participated in Devotos solo album and the follow-up band Luxuria. In addition to magazines, he played one, the first two albums by Visage.

After the end of magazines Adamson participated in the third solo album by Pete Shelley. Then he first rose from 1982 to 1983 at The Birthday Party a. With them he released the self-titled debut album and the album Prayers on Fire and Junkyard. After the dissolution Adamson joined the follow-up project Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. There he played with four albums.

In 1987 his solo career. On Mute Records, he released his first EP The Man with the Golden Arm. This was followed Moss Side Story. The album contained the fictional soundtrack for a thriller. He has published to date, eight solo albums and collaborated on seven soundtracks, including for David Lynch's Lost Highway and Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers. His last soundtrack was for the film The Beach. In addition, he played with on the albums of several artists, for example, Lydia Lunch and Anita Lane. Adamson made ​​several remixes for artists such as Depeche Mode, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Einstürzende Neubauten.


With Magazine

  • See Magazines

With Visage

With The Birthday Party

  • See The Birthday Party

With Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds


Solo albums